Robidart joins Farm Bureau staff
» April 15, 2004 «
Emily Robidart of Lodi has joined the California Farm Bureau Federation's National Affairs and Research Division as associate director of field crops, federal taxes and farm policy.
"We're very pleased to welcome Emily to the CFBF staff and look forward to her knowledge and expertise in representing our members on key national issues," said CFBF President Bill Pauli.
Robidart will represent Farm Bureau on tax and farm policy matters before Congress and federal agencies. She will also be responsible for the federation's field crop commodity advisory committees, consisting of farmers who grow wheat and feed grains, sugar, cotton, hay and rice. The committees help develop policy for the organization.
Prior to joining Farm Bureau, Emily worked for two years with the Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission as a marketing assistant, providing support to various activities and special projects throughout the region.
Robidart has extensive legislative experience in Washington, D.C. where she worked as a legislative assistant for Reps. Richard Pombo (R-Tracy) and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita). She served as an advisor on agriculture, budget, tax and judiciary matters. Her work in politics includes several political campaigns throughout California.
Robidart has agricultural roots in San Joaquin County where her family owns a small beef cattle and sheep operation near Lodi. She serves as the vice president for the Central California Woolgrowers Association and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.
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